CE: 1875 CF: cag132192229
First report of Carcinops pumilio in poultry houses in the province of Villa Clara, Cuba
Primer reporte de Carcinops pumilio en galpones avícola de la provincia de Villa Clara, Cuba
Daina Rodríguez Miranda¹, Horacio Grillo Ravelo²
1 Centro de Estudios y Servicios Ambientales de Villa Clara, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba, CP 50300
2 Centro de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba, CP 54830
Associated with poultry production are pathogens that impede optimum health in poultry. Musca domestica (L.) is the most frequent pest and its most effective natural predator is the beetle Carcinops pumilio (Erichon) (Coleoptera; Histeridae). The collected insects were taxonomically identified as C. pumilio, which is the first report for Cuba documented by a dozen copies properly assembled, labeled, identified, and conserved in the Insect Collection deposited in the Center for Agricultural Research of the Central University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas, Cuba.